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  1. leicsmac

    President Trump & the USA

    It doesn't work if you tell me it's going to happen, does it? Daft Strokesy missing a golden opportunity there.
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    President Trump & the USA

    Honestly, I'm not normally moved to confrontation, but right now I'm wanting to find someone, anyone, who defends this man heading up this department just so I can rip them up one side and down the other for just how irresponsible, self interested and uncaring of their future or anyone else's they are for thinking so. That they found someone worse than Pruitt, someone like Wheeler to run an organisation dedicated to preserving a sustainable environmental future for the US and for the world actually makes me feel loathing for people I don't know personally, which is not something I can normally do.
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    President Trump & the USA

    I know. But hey, material gain before environmental conservation, right?
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    President Trump & the USA

    Meet the new boss of the EPA. “Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt, we have made tremendous progress over the past year and a half.” Wheeler said the EPA is “restoring the rule of law, reining in federal regulatory overreach and refocusing [the agency] on its core responsibilities. As a result, the economy is booming and economic optimism is surging.” Can someone tell him that the E stands for Environmental not Economic and the P stands for Protection not Profit, please?
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    Videos

    Malthus was talking out of his arse. Long video but good watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMbvtmb79N0
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    What grinds my gears...

    Don't agree with the generalisation, not all of them do - but plenty, enough, do.
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    President Trump & the USA

    I wish I could say I was surprised. He might, just might, have picked a fight too big for him. But we'll see.
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    President Trump & the USA

    The process is the same though, just a good thing he didn't have quite enough fundie rednecks to get over the finish line. Honestly, given how far to the right the Overton Window is over there I'm still amazed she got the nod among Dems even in a place as liberal as the Bronx.
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    President Trump & the USA

    Same way Roy Moore (almost) got in, I guess.
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    Thailand Cave Rescue

    Absolutely. Total weapon. Stupid total weapon, at that.
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    Thailand Cave Rescue

    Yeah, that's about the size of it. Or even Lex Luthor rather than Justin Hammer, if you will. Just needs the bonehead cut. People who are rich and influential are more likely to be put on that pedestal that they don't deserve, though, which was my point. Average Joe calls someone a paedo on Twitter and next to no one knows about it, even though they've been equally dickish as Musk. I'd agree that the quieter ones that tend to stay off social media for the most part (like the ones you mentioned) tend to go about their business a bit better...and that's probably also a judgement on social media itself tbh.
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    President Trump & the USA

    Fair play to them for at least giving some coverage towards Pence then. It's probably too much to expect the Mail to evenhandedly highlight the shortcomings of such people in the same way as they might highlight Muslim fundamentalists (as it probably is to expect the Mirror to likewise hold up more of a light to Corbyn rubbing shoulders with the folks you mentioned). My own take is that they are as dangerous as each other in their own way when it comes to seeking control over anyone they deem objectionable (a theme running through Abrahamic religions and politics for centuries). NB. The comments on those stories do make for interesting reading.
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    Thailand Cave Rescue

    Sigh. Yet another reason why putting the rich and influential on a pedestal isn't a good idea - even if some of the stuff they're doing is good necessary progress.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Pretty much this. Which is rather worrying, really. Misunderstandings between nations and within nations rarely end well.
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